Rutledge council approves business requests

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Katie Morrison staff writer Rutledge City Council approved two business licenses to bring a small farmers market and a coffee shop to the downtown area at the City Hall Meeting on Tuesday, January 19. After swearing in a new council member, Tony Sellers, the council members discussed the approval of two business licenses. David Kelly, who is currently renting the Georgia Overstock store, requested the approval of the first license. Kelly plans to incorporate retail sales and produce into his business, making it similar to a small farmers market. The city council unanimously approved the business license. Downtown Rutledge can also expect a new coffee shop in the near future. A business license was unanimously approved for Roy Eitneier and Carla Colquett’s Crown Colony Coffee Co., a retail coffee shop with a possible tasting room. “We need to bring business back to Rutledge,” said council member Tim Smith. With the addition of two more businesses downtown the city can expect to see not only an increase in business, but also in an already present sense of community.

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